Radiator

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Mike Hornyak, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. Mike Hornyak

    Mike Hornyak New Member

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    What is the best place to buy a 1970 stick z/28 radiator my original leaked like a sprinkler and rad shop said repair is not a option
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Any good ratdiator shop should be able to put in a new core and reuse your end tanks. That way it keeps much of its original appearance. It might cost as much as a new one, but it wll fit better than 95% of the replacements.
    And, it cooled just fine for 50 years, it will work again if redone correctly.
     
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    ^^ I agree. Shop around for someone nearby to recore it.
     
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    Ditto. There are a lot of competent shops that can repair it but I suspect the shop you took it to just wants the easy way out or does not have the proper tools.

    However, if the one you pulled out is indeed an original Harrison radiator and you are not concerned with keeping your car original, if it has CT/IA embossed on the tanks, your radiator is desirable to others who are restoring their cars and you could easily sell your leaking radiator to someone here on Nasty and be able to offset the cost of a new aluminum one from Summit.

    If originality is not your thing and you do decide to scrap it, I think we would all encourage you to please list it for sale here as someone can surely use it. And if you do decide you'd like to repair it, just keep looking around at different shops. There is bound to be at least one that can get you fixed up, and if nothing turns up local, there are a few places you can ship it to for restoration.

    Welcome to the site and good luck with your car !

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  5. Mike Hornyak

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    Do you have the names of the radiator restores guy around here must think its to much work
     
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    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It would help if we knew where you are.

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    You can also have your original tanks re-cored to a 3 row core from the original 2 row for more cooling.
     
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    Thank for the offer Joe in on lake Erie in Erie pa 100mi from buf,pit and cle
     

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